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Web Date: May 31, 2011

Scientists Estimate Radiation Doses To Wildlife Near Fukushima

Nuclear Disaster: Animals and plants near the Japanese nuclear plant may have received unsafe doses
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: radiation, Japan, Fukushima, nuclear power

Two months after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a nuclear crisis in Japan, French scientists report that wildlife near the stricken power plant may have received radiation doses that far exceed safe levels for sensitive species (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es201637c).

The analysis, conducted by Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace and colleagues from the French Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, is the first assessment of the ecological consequences . . .

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